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  • Israeli minister calls to recognize Armenian genocide

    June 12, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    An Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday that the Jewish state ought to change its policy and recognize the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as an act of genocide.

    Gilad Erdan, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, answered a motion in parliament by...

  • Israeli lawmakers weigh recognizing Armenian genocide

    December 26, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Israeli lawmakers debated on Monday recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide but were warned by the Foreign Ministry about further damage to frayed relations with Turkey.

    The issue has stirred deep emotions in Israel, where some legislators have...

  • Mother of Jersualem is Crying novel humanizes Middle East conflict

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 20, 2011 | 6:36 am

    Dr. Rosemary Hartounian Cohen is perhaps one of the rare authors and academics you’ll ever come across today because of her identity as an Iranian, Armenian and a Jew. Her unique background, her life experiences and those of her own family have enabled her to see the world—...

  • Briefs: Jordan’s Queen reveals hopes for Mideast, Nahai to DWP, Halle Berry’s nose joke

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mayor Nominates Nahai to Head DWP

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week nominated a close ally, H. David Nahai, to head the city's Department of Water and Power.

    Nahai resigned as commission president last month, with plans of campaigning for general manager of the...

  • The Armenian question

    By Steve Greenberg

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Turkey knows who to blame for genocide resolution—the Jews

    By Yigal Schleifer

    October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When a U.S. congressional committee approved a resolution recognizing the World War I-era massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide, Turkey's reaction was swift and harsh: Blame the Jews.

    In an interview with the liberal Islamic Zaman newspaper on the eve of the...

  • Turkey: Israel could suffer from Armenian debate

    By Ben Harris

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) reversal last week of its position on the Armenian genocide has set off a flurry of diplomatic activity in Turkey and Israel.

    Officials in Ankara and Jerusalem, in coordination with American Jewish leaders, were working this week to contain the...

  • ADL reverses policy, finally recognizes Armenian genocide

    By Ben Harris

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In a dramatic reversal, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) national director has issued a statement describing the massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians as "tantamount to genocide."

    The ADL and its national director, Abraham Foxman, faced mounting...

  • The Armenian Genocide debate pits moral values against realpolitik

    By Tom Tugend

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Turkish ambassador to the United States, Nabi Sensoy, dropped in at The Jewish Journal a couple of weeks ago for an hourlong conversation with its editors. Last Friday evening, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Armenian Church of North America stood on the bimah of Valley Beth...
  • U.S. Jews enter debate on Armenian/Turkish history

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Armenians in Jerusalem mark the 92nd anniversary
    of the Armenian genocide in this amateur video from April 24.
    Click the BIG ARROW to view
    United States Jewish groups are caught in the middle of a growing political struggle between two of their traditional friends, Turks and...
  • We dare not murder memories of genocide

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Amnesia of the past foreshadows amnesia of the future. Forget yesterday's tragedy and the threat to tomorrow is denied. Forget the first genocide of the 20th century -- the murder of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 -- and the memory and atrocities of the first genocide of the 21st...